Renaissance Ranch Philosophy
Our approach to recovery is based on the original 12 Step Program. What makes Renaissance Ranch unique is that we incorporate cutting edge research in to our recovery system. Research that has been carefully vetted and confirmed by our experience with successful recoveries. This means we supplement the 12 Step Program with several different types of therapy including: experiential & adventure therapy, group sessions, and also family therapy resources. We also offer medically assisted detox and recovery options for individuals that meet certain criteria.
Areas of Specialization
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Process Abuse Treatment
Not all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.
Meet the Staff
Lee Williams, LCSW, SUDC
Lee Williams, LCSW, SUDC is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Substance Use Disorder Counselor. He graduated from the University of Utah with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with Certification in Criminology and Corrections. He is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. His professional experience in the field of addiction has been centered on mental health and forensic social work. Lee has actively worked in a 12-step approach to the treatment of substance use disorder for over a decade. In addition to his love for working in the field of addiction, Lee’s greatest joys are in his experiences as a husband and father.
Kris Groves, ASUDC
Kris is a Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor and has been working in the field of substance abuse since 1996. Kris is the Program Director for Renaissance Ranch. She has worked in general outpatient and intensive outpatient programs. As a volunteer for the Family Home Evening Program at the Utah State Prison, Kris educates women about addiction and recovery. She has been certified as a DUI instructor for the State of Utah. Kris has worked as an anger management specialist and workshop presenter for addiction education. She also presents workshops on addiction and recovery in smaller communities in Utah and Idaho. As a family systems specialist, Kris works specifically with the shame-based family system model that addresses the family needs as well as the needs of the client. Kris’s passion and commitment for people and assisting them in their healing and recovery is a great joy for her.
Rehabs.com Editorial Review
ABOUT RENAISSANCE RANCH
Renaissance Ranch offers addiction treatment in line with the beliefs of the Church of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormon Church). The organization has programs for men and women, yet this facility in Bluffdale, Utah, offers gender-specific residential and outpatient care only for men who are struggling with addiction — as well as co-occurring disorders. Medically assisted detox is not available on-site. A women’s only program is offered at a sister facility called Therapia for Women.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment starts with a thorough assessment. If clients require detoxification services, they will be referred to appropriate programs. The program lasts a year: 60 days of residential treatment, followed by 120 days of continuing outpatient care.
Treatment is based on the 12-Steps and uses the Therapeutic Community Model, but Renaissance Ranch points out that it supplements 12-step work with experiential and adventure therapy, plus group therapy and a family program. Therapeutic modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and animal therapy.
Aftercare provisions include the aforementioned general outpatient care, plus an active alumni network. Alumni are subjected random drug tests. It is highly recommended that clients move into a transitional living or sober living facility after completing the program.
Successful graduates may return at no extra cost should they relapse.
According to the facility’s website, staff includes an MD board-certified in addictionology, a clinical psychologist, licensed clinical social workers, and nurse practitioners.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
This is a 27-bed facility with semi-private rooms. According to the facility’s website, the grounds include a basketball court, fire pits, three stall horse barn, and a running track, plus a separate workout and sauna building.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, Rehabs.com has received only one alumni review and it was overwhelmingly positive. The reviewer gave five out of five stars in nearly every category including treatment effectiveness, holistic offerings, connectivity, counseling options, use of the 12-Steps, treatment of co-occurring disorders, the staff’s level of training and experience, and affordability. Only for accommodations and meals, the reviewer gave four out of five stars.
On Google, the facility has an average of 4.2 out of five stars based on 18 reviews. Alum Clint wrote: “The Ranch literally saved my life and taught me how to begin loving myself again. I will be eternally grateful for my experience and the life long relationships I have built.” Negative reviews were critical of Renaissance Ranch’s commitment to using Latter Day Saints teachings as the sole basis of treatment.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The overall sentiment is mixed, based on the five reviews received by Rehabs.com. Most felt the program overall was good, clean, and helpful for their loved one, but affordability was mentioned. In a representative review an anonymous loved one wrote to Rehabs.com: “My loved one was able to get the help he needed to help stop his addiction.”
Renaissance Ranch offers finance options through third party vendors, such as Prosper Healthcare Lending.
Updated February 2017
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